CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) -- What would you do if you found a piece of a meteor in your yard?
Jim Griffey just thought it was a rock after hitting it with his post hole diggers. "I hit it when I was planting one of those trees by my garden."
So he just picked up what he thought was a rock and threw it out of his way.
Later, Griffey looked at the rock because he is some what of a rock collector. "I've got a few interesting rocks in my shed. One has some fossil's in it another is some fool's gold," Griffey says.
Griffey says after really inspecting it he knew this wasn't any normal rock. He grabbed a magnet to see if it might be some kind of metal. "The dang magnet shot right to it. I'm pretty sure it charged the magnet," Griffey said.
So Griffey brought it to a rock expert in Little Rock to see what exactly this rock really was.
Griffey said they did a nickel test and acid test on it and the results are like nothing the expert has seen.
They'll need further tests to clarify for certain, but they believe it could be a meteorite."I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that it's a real meteorite," Griffey says. In most cases, that would be the end of the story -- a nice conversation piece.
But not for Griffey. "This thing hasn't brought me anything, but good luck."
Because of his love of motorcycles, Griffey called Landers Harley Davidson to see if they would make trade - meteorite for a motorcycle.
"He said let me think about it and LeeAnn is doing all the research she can today. She said I think we are going to help you - you know. I said you know I don't mind taking an old Harley that will smoke cause I'm 63 and I smoke a little bit too, you know," Griffey said.
Landers general manager George Nickham says it's almost a done deal. There are just a few stipulations Griffey and his meteorite will have to meet -- before they make it official.
Leaving Griffey excited about his find and its potential. "There's nothing like finding a treasure in your yard."